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City of Wichita Arts & Cultural Services

About Us​​​

Learn more about the Division of Arts & Cultural Services and find staff contact information.

Learn more about the division

The Division of Arts & Cultural Services manages the day-to-day operations for:

CityArtsMid-America All-Indian MuseumOld Cowtown Museum​​​​​​

Public Art​​​

The Division of Arts & Cultural Services manages the City's public art collection, integrating artwork in Wichita's community spaces. The Division stewards the ​​2% of Capital Improvement Program (CIP) project funds in order to ensure appropriate funding, selection, creation, conservation and maintenance of public art. ​

Public Art FAQs
Learn about the Percent for Art Program
View the Public Art Registry
How to Plan a Block Party

Learn best practices for block party planning and filing an application.

Plan a Block Party
Cultural Arts Funding

The City of Wichita offers three different annual grant opportunities that are awarded through a competitive process: Cultural Funding Operating Grants, Developing Arts Grants, and Artist Access Grants.

Learn more about funding opportunities
How to Plan a Community Event

Learn how to plan community events, such as outdoor concerts, parades, runs/marathons, or street closures and submit an application.

Plan a Community​ Event
Arts Council

In March of 1999, the Arts Council entered into a formal agreement with the City of Wichita to serve as the designated focal point for the implementation of the City's cultural arts plan. The Arts Council works to strengthen art venues and promote cultural arts within the community.

Learn more about the Arts Council
Keeper of the Plains

Learn more about Wichita's iconic Keeper of the Plains sculpture, the Keeper Plaza and Ring of Fire operation hours.

Explore the Keeper of the Plains
Arts & Economic Prosperity 6

The City partners with Americans for the Arts for this important economic impact study.

Learn more about AEP6
Fountains at WaterWalk

Learn more about the water fountains located at 605 S Wichita Street.

Visit the Fountains

Cowtown Internal Audit

The City Manager’s office formally requested an audit on June 11, 2023. It began on June 20, 2023. This was done to ensure that safety policies enacted at Cowtown were being implemented and followed.

Read the Final Report

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Open Calls

Current art opportunities are listed here when available. Please click the graphic for details.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Upcoming Events


These free and very informal monthly gatherings are open to artists and art lovers of all ages and abilities who are interested in learning more about the arts in Wichita. 

Our goal is to connect creatives throughout our community and spark conversations and collaboration. Each month, the ARTS MIXR takes place at different arts and cultural facilities in our community.

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